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“The Defenders” disappoints

“The Defenders” disappoints

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Aug. 18, Netflix released its highly-anticipated eight-episode miniseries “The Defenders,” a culmination of two years of planning and four separate shows. The show features four of Marvel Entertainment’s heroes in Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter...

“Love and Information”: a tribute to the daily lives of CWRU students

“Love and Information”: a tribute to the daily lives of CWRU students

Mary McPheeters, Contributing Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

For this year’s Welcome Back Show, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater is staging a production of Caryl Churchill’s “Love and Information” at the Black Box at the Eldred Theater on this Friday, Sept. 2, and the following Sunday. The play, directed by fourth-year student...

Greek Festival was a savory plunge into authentic cuisine

Greek Festival was a savory plunge into authentic cuisine

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Driving down Mayfield the week I returned to Cleveland, I was struck by a large, sprawling banner advertising this year’s “Greek Festival,” seemingly full of food, culture and fun. Given my affinity for food of all kinds and a desire to learn more about the culture of my roommate—a full-blooded...

Kesha is back and better than before

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Eighth grade to high school for me was dominated by Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha). I loved the raunchy and blunt lyrics and her devil-may-care attitude. The shallow party music was my guilty pleasure. I was upset when Kesha stopped churning out new music. (Although it was later revealed to be a resu...

Last call for fun before classes begin

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Aug. 25   What: Greek Festival (Aug. 24-27) Where: STS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield Time: 4-9 p.m. Notes: Free park and ride shuttle service from Severance Center, authentic Greek cuisine, live music, performances, flea market and more. Visit their website for...

CWRU watches solar eclipse during First-Year Orientation

CWRU watches solar eclipse during First-Year Orientation

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

A crowd of students and families gathered at Kelvin Smith Library earlier this week, but this was no book fair. It was time to gaze up at the sky, safely, because an eclipse was happening right in time for First-Year Orientation. Case Western Reserve University’s Astronomy Department took the opportuni...

“The Emoji Movie” tries to size-up for the big screen

Chloe Mieras, Contributing Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“The Emoji Movie”, directed by Tony Leondis ("The Prince of Egypt," "The Road to El Dorado"), is the latest in a recent wave of phone- and app-related films. The animated film has a classic premise: a young adult or teen is different and ridiculed for it, wants to fit in and goes on an adventure...

Baby Driver’s” soundtrack steals the show

Mary McPheeters, Contributing Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Baby Driver” is the latest film by director Edgar Wright, who’s known for movies like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End.” “Baby Driver” is a fast-paced action film, following the life of the titular character, a getaway driver named “Baby” (Ansel Elgort)...

Playlist of the week Aug 25 – 31

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

   www.directlyrics.com “Younger Now” – Miley Cyrus Opening with the sounds of rain, a strumming guitar and the line “Feels like I just woke up,” this song embodies the maturation of Miley Cyrus. The song is breezy, emotive and pleasantly nostalgic. Cyrus keeps her country twang but combines ...

See a concert or join a late night bike ride this weekend

See a concert or join a late night bike ride this weekend

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

August 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Friday, Aug. 11 What: Yacht Rock: Dreadlock Dave (Aug.12+13, 3-6 p.m.) Where: Music Box Supper Club Time: 3-6 p.m. Notes: Free admission; Music on the Riverfront Porch and happy hour. What: Flat Out Fridays Where: Flats East Bank Time: 7-11 p.m. Notes: Free admission; Live music by Carlo...

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